Philanthropy Ohio's Response

Due to the current pandemic, all Philanthropy Ohio programs scheduled before June 18 have been changed to virtual convenings or rescheduled. Please check our events page for the latest information.

Philanthropy Ohio's Response to COVID-19 - March 18 Blog post details our CEO's full message.

Philanthropy Ohio is compiling information on what Ohio funders are doing to address this crisis. Send your information to Martha Wood,

Contacting staff

Staff are telecommuting at this time and can be contacted via email or telephone.

What can we all do?

While the full economic impact of the virus is far from being known, we recognize that workers who rely on hourly wages, freelance work or gig-economy jobs do not have the safety-net resources of paid sick days and other employer benefits — meaning they will likely suffer a heavier economic burden should they or someone they care for fall ill.

Stay informed. CSH provided a summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

Follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and take sensible precautions, especially while traveling.

Find out more about Ohio's Guidance on the coronavirus from the Ohio Department of Health.

Read WHO's guidelines for coping with stress and helping children cope with stress.

Do you want to help those impacted by COVID-19? Your local community foundation can help.

Coronavirus: Prevention Tips

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Keep 6 feet between yourself and others. 

As funders with close ties to the people and places you support and serve, we encourage you to be mindful of the important role philanthropy plays in ensuring responses to the coronavirus epidemic align with our values, especially in light of racist and xenophobic attacks against Asians and Asian-Americans.

Do you want to help those impacted by COVID-19? Your local community foundation can help.

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund at the United Way of Central Ohio

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (The Columbus Foundation)

Community Crisis Fund (Delaware County Foundation)

GCAC COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Artists Fund (Greater Columbus Arts Council)

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund (Delta Dental Foundation)

DRK Covid-19 Urgent Response Initiative (Draper Richards Kapland Foundation)

Fairfield County COVID-19 Relief Fund 

The Carl Frazier Fund and the GCF General Fund (Granville Community Foundation) central

Emergency Funding (Knox County Foundation)  

Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund

Community Relief Fund (United Way of North Central Ohio)

COVID-19 Assistance Fund (New Albany Community Foundation) 

Feed our Kids Program (Pickaway County Community Foundation) 

UC Health Crisis Response Fund (UC Health) 

Union County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (Union County Foundation)                   

Dublin Has a Heart Fund (Dublin Community Foundation)   

Community Response and Recovery Fund (United Way of Knox County)     


COVID-19 Response Fund (Three Arches Foundation)

Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund 

Community Response Fund for Nonprofits (Akron Community Foundation)

Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (Barberton Community Foundation)

Hats Off to Our Heroes (Cleveland Browns Foundation)

COVID-19 Nonprofit Relief Grant (United Way of Ashland County)

Emergency Response Fund (Catholic Community Foundation) 

COVID-19 Emergency Fund (Community West Foundation)

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Mahoning Valley Community Response Fund 

Emergency Loan Fund (The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation) 

Lorain County Cares COVID-19 Response Fund (Community Foundation of Lorain County) 

COVID-19 Emergency Fund (Defiance Area Foundation)  

Unrestricted/Community Fund (Richland County Foundation)

Immediate Impact Alert Fund (Stark Community Foundation)  

Wayne County Emergency Response Fund (Wayne County Community Foundation)  

COVID-19 response fund (Union Home Mortgage Foundation) 

Rapid Response Fund (Portage Foundation)   

COVID-19 Community Response and Relief Fund (United Way of Trumbell County)

Medina County Covid-19 Relief Fund (United Way of Medina County) 

COVID-19 Response Fund (United Way of Portage County)          

Lake County Relief Fund (United Way of Lake County)


COVID-19 Community Response Fund (Greater Toledo Community Foundation)   

The Williams County Ohio COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund 

COVID-19 Crisis Fund (The Community Foundation for Crawford County)

Emergency Response Fund (Erie County Community Foundation)

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (The Lima Community Foundation) 

2020 Recovery Fund (The Community Foundation of Shelby County)  

Emergency Support Fund (The Shelby Foundation) 

Williams County Ohio COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (United Way of Williams County)  

Community Resilience Fund (Greater Toledo Community Foundation)   

Community Emergency Support Fund (Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation)  

Emergency Fund (Tiffin Community Foundation)

COVID-19 Community Response and Relief Fund (United Way of Greater Lima)    

Emergency Relief Fund (United Way of Fostoria)           

Clark Champaign Madison COVID-19 Community Fund (United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Clark)    

COVID-19 Fund (United Way of Richland County) 

Community Impact Fund (United Way of Logan County, Inc.)  


COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (Athens County Foundation)

Resilience Fund (Athens County Foundation)

Coronavirus Emergency Fund (Chillicothe-Ross Community Foundation)

Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund

Community Impact Fund (Marietta Community Foundation, Inc.)  

Community Cares Fund (Muskingum County Community Foundation) 

Emergency Relief Fund (United Way of Coshocton County)  

COVID-19 Micro Grants (United Way of Ross County)  


COVID-19 Regional Respond Fund (Greater Cincinnati Foundation)

COVID-19 Regional Response Fund (Bethesda Inc/bi3)

REOPEN Downtown Dayton Grant program (CareSource)

COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton

COVID-19 Fund (Fairfield Community Foundation)

Strengthening Our Communities Fund (Fifth Third Foundation) 

Greater Oxford COVID-19 Organizational Assistance Fund   (Oxford Community Foundation) 

Coronovirus Emergency Fund (Middletown Community Foundation) 

Tipp City Coronavirus Relief Fund (Tipp City Foundation)  

Troy Emergency Response Fund (The Troy Foundation) 

Warren County Emergency Relief (Warren County Foundation)  

Community Health Fund (The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty)  

COVID-19 Community Support Fund (Yellow Springs Community Foundation)  

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Darke County (Darke County Foundation)  

Butler County COVID-19 Response Fund (Hamilton Community Foundation)  

Emergency COVID-19 Grant Program (Miami County Foundation) 

Piqua Emergency Response Fund (Piqua Community Foundation)   

COVID-19 Relief Fund (United Way of Guernsey, Monroe and Noble Counties, Inc.) 





Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you many find yourself telecommuting on a longer-term basis for the first time. Below are several resources to make your remote work more pleasant, productive and effective.

Nonprofit organizations have unique challenges and needs in this current COVID-19 crisis. Below are resources to help serve nonprofit community partners and grantees. 

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